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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
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  • 2 Stars3%
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4.51 / 5 based on 8,082 Reviews


The award-winning on-the-spot solution. Helps dry up pesky problems overnight. Features Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, and Calamine.


Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water, Eau), Calamine, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Sulfur, Camphor, Talc, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid

How To Use

DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE. Before bed (after cleansing and toning), dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Dab directly on the surface blemish; do not rub in. Let dry and rinse off in the morning. Do NOT use on broken skin.

Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

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  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
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Abbey E.
Saint Louis, MO
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product! If I have a pesky pimple, this is what I grab. You just need to use a q tip and dip to the pink- make sure not to shake! I put it on before bed (because it's pink and makes me look like I have the chicken pox) and when I wake up the pimple is noticeably smaller
Michelle C.
Woodhaven, NY
6 reviews
This product is only good for spot treatments. It's really good for those people who tend to touch their pimples a lot. After using a full bottle of this I stopped touching my pimples as much and as a result less acne problems!
Alicia P.
s hackensack , NJ
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Have you ever gotten those pimples where they are just huge painful bumps? the drying lotion helps ease the pain and the largeness of the pimple. i absolutely love this brand and the results it gives me. i recommend to everyone!
hayden a.
Muskegon, MI
307 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I swear by this product! I have been using it for the last few years and it still works just as great as it did on day one. It really helps to clear up all of my spots! The price is great and the bottle has lasted me a long time.
Melissa V.
Lowell, MA
253 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product is honestly by far my favorite product for break outs, you stick a Qtip inside the jar to get the pink liquid and you dab it on the break out and let it sit for awhile, it helps dry up acne and makes it go away super quick!
Douni S.
Atlanta, GA
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love love love this stuff. Been using it for over 7 years. Seriously works wonders. It's gentle enough that it doesn't dry out my skin too much but definitely will zap away my unwanted zit. I recommend it for anyone who gets pesky white heads and wants them GONE.
93 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
If you have any zits or dark spots, THIS IS AMAZING!!! You take a cotton swab on you rub it onto your acne and the product will literally dry it away the next morning. This is great if you suffer from acne prone skin like me!
Autumn L.
Muskogee, OK
16 reviews
I felt like this was overrated. It was okay but not work all the hype the product got. It's essentially just alcohol and calamine lotion. You could honestly make this at home. All it did was chip off my face or leave a clay residue. Not fun and I would not pay again. 
Stephanie W.
Philadelphia, PA
5 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Works so well and really deep treats! if you don't mind little pink dots before bed, then go ahead! Also, this is a great way to remind yourself to wash your face every morning - so it's great for the man in your life who might be a little lazy with skincare routines!
Andrea M.
Chicago, IL
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I SWEAR by this! My mom originally purchased it for my I rarely get pimples or anything but when I do they're usually on my chin I dip an q-tip in the bottle apply it to the pimple overnight & when I wake up it's basically gone!
Gaby O.
Burlington, NJ
12 reviews
I've heard a lot about this drying lotion or like other girls call it "pimple cream". How many of you have tried it and honestly have had a good out come? Would be nice to hear from the girls next door 🙂
Tina N.
61 reviews
Is this item worth the hype?
Gina d.
Branford, CT
202 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
About how long does this bottle last you?
Heather C.
15 reviews
Has the alcohol in the product irritated your skin?
Miranda L.
Placentia, CA
11 reviews
Is this good for dry skin?

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